Soccer

Arlington boys soccer shuts out John Jay

FREEDOM PLAINS – Early on in Thursday’s second half, Arlington High School’s Eric Layden had an opportunity.

When he was fed a pass from Peter Petrillo, he capitalized on that chance.

Layden drilled the ball past John Jay goalie Jack Yeager, as the host Admirals boys soccer team broke a scoreless tie and took the lead.

Arlington went on to win 3-0 over visiting rival John Jay in Section 1 Conference 1 League A play.

“It was a great team win. John Jay’s a great team,” Layden said. “This is really going to motivate us in the season.”

Reese Hanson and Connor Bruyn provided some insurance later in the half. With 13:08 left, Hanson found the back of the net and Bruyn helped ice the game with just over five minutes left.

“I was happy to be in the right place at the right time,” Hanson said. “It means a lot.”

Throughout the first half, both teams created chances with both defenses holding the other down.

Nearly halfway through the first half, Arlington’s Anthony Germano had a corner kick, which was stopped by John Jay.

“I thought the first half was very evenly played, but they really took it to us in the second half,” John Jay coach Rob Seipp said. “You’ve got to give (Arlington) a lot of credit. I think they used the width of their field better than we used it and were more aggressive than we were.”

Arlington goalie Jimmy Martin  made five saves. John Jay goalie Christopher Prescott made four saves in the first half and was relieved in the second half by Yeager, who made three.

A.J. Martelli: amartelli@poughkeepsiejournal.com, 845-437-4836, Twitter: @AJM_PoJoSports

John Jay's goalie, Jack Yaeger, makes a save during Thursday's game versus Arlington.

John Jay’s goalie, Jack Yaeger, makes a save during Thursday’s game versus Arlington.

John Jay's Matheus Oliveira and Arlington's Will Katusky battle for the ball during Thursday's game at Arlington High School.

John Jay’s Matheus Oliveira and Arlington’s Will Katusky battle for the ball during Thursday’s game at Arlington High School.

Arlington boys soccer head coach, Craig Sanborn, gives instructions to midfielder Anthony Germano during the Admirals' Sept. 22 game against John Jay at Arlington High School.

Arlington boys soccer head coach, Craig Sanborn, gives instructions to midfielder Anthony Germano during the Admirals’ Sept. 22 game against John Jay at Arlington High School.

From left, Arlington's Kyle Wilson, Reese Hanson and Reed Burton celebrate Hanson's goal during Thursday's boys soccer game versus John Jay.

From left, Arlington’s Kyle Wilson, Reese Hanson and Reed Burton celebrate Hanson’s goal during Thursday’s boys soccer game versus John Jay.

From left, John Jay's Nicholas Gartner and Arlington's Zack Ymbras collide while attempting to get control of the ball during Thursday's boys soccer game in Freedom Plains. Arlington won 3-0

From left, John Jay’s Nicholas Gartner and Arlington’s Zack Ymbras collide while attempting to get control of the ball during Thursday’s boys soccer game in Freedom Plains. Arlington won 3-0

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